Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm PST
: this morning with the looming deficit of $142 million, golden gate bridge directors weighed the first toll hike since 2008. on the table, a plan to raise tolls a buck. fast track would rise to $6, non-fast track to $7 and would raise to a peak of $7 for fast track, $8 for non-fast track in 2018. >> we reached the point the driver as the cash cow has reached the level of it has no more left. >> reporter: this morning a steady stream of drivers spoke out against the increase, some breaking into song. ♪ i got ripped off on my way to san francisco ♪ >> reporter: officials say the increase is needed to pay for projects and maintenance as well as subsidize the district's bus and ferry service. >> the tolls are the workhorse of the organization. they do keep 25% of traffic off the golden gate bridge during the morning commute. >> go back east and the washington bridge, $13 each way. people seem to be able to handle that. >> reporter: some like susan think the toll hike will keep plenty of drivers off the bridge. >> the impact is so people will go into the city less. they won't go in marin county.